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MINN 101: Learn to speak “Minnesota Nice”
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MINN 101: Learn to speak “Minnesota Nice”

There is nothing Minnesotans are more (in)famous for than a little thing called “Minnesota Nice.” Out-of-staters, of which there are many at Macalester, come in with all sorts of different interpretations. They often say Minnesota Nice is confusing, passive-aggressive or infuriatingly indirect. These criticisms may be true at times, but they can also be pretty…

MINN 101: Lake appreciation and theory (or, why you should go to a lake right now)
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MINN 101: Lake appreciation and theory (or, why you should go to a lake right now)

Okay, team. We are two weekends into the semester. Hopefully they have been filled with friend-making, catch-upping and some solid homework-doing. But now, it’s adventure time, kiddos. The moment has arrived to pop the almighty Mac Bubble and get outside this weekend. “But Jolena,” you say, “there are too many amazing Minnesotan activities/events/places to choose…

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Minnesota 101: A love letter to all things officially Minnesotan

Dear Minnesota, It’s no secret that fall is one of your four best seasons. The back-to-school, autumn rush is a wonderful time to be with you, from the deep-fried smells wafting from the Great Minnesota Get-together* to the amber, ruby and mustard leaves surrounding the Mississippi River Valley. I truly envy all the new college…

Love Thy Neighborhood
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Love Thy Neighborhood

This past year has seen a tremendous push by branding professionals both here at Macalester and in the state to update advertising. They are harnessing the power of social media to highlight the great aspects of attending Macalester and living in Minnesota. Earlier this year, Minnesota’s tourism office, Explore Minnesota, hired Colle + McVoy, a…

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